Call for Papers: Session on Medieval Eurabia: Religious Crosspollinations in Architecture, Art and Material Culture during the High and Late Middle Ages (1000-1600) at Annual Conference of the Association for Art History, UK, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, UK, 5th-7th April, 2018
Deadline: 1st November, 2017
Challenging the perception of Christianity as a unified and European religion before the sixteenth century, this series interrogates the traditional chronological, geographical, social, and institutional boundaries of premodern Christianity. Books in this series seek to rebuild the lived experiences and religious worlds of understudied people as well as landmark disputes and iconic figures by recovering underappreciated vernacular sources, situating localized problems and mundane practices within broader social contexts, and addressing questions framed by contemporary theoretical and methodological conversations.
Christianities Before Modernity embraces an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, publishing on history, literature, music, theater, classics, folklore, art history, archaeology, religious studies, philosophy, gender studies, anthropology, sociology, and other areas.
Grounded in original sources and informed by ongoing disciplinary disputes, this series demonstrates how premodern Christians comprised diverse and conflicted communities embedded in a religiously diverse world.
Rabia Gregory, University of Missouri
Kathleen E. Kennedy, Pennsylvania State Brandywine
Susanna A. Throop, Ursinus College
Charlene Villaseñor Black, UCLA
Adnan A. Husain, Queen’s University
István Perczel, Central European University
Eyal Poleg, Queen Mary University of London
Carl S. Watkins, Magdalene College, Cambridge
Publisher: MIP, The University Press at Kalamazoo
For more information, visit: https://mip-archumanitiespress.org/series/mip/christianities-before-modernity/. For questions or to submit a proposal, please contact the acquisitions
editor, Erika Gaffney (Erika.Gaffney@arc‐humanities.org).
Getty Museum of Art, September 3, 2013–March 2, 2014
Throughout the Middle Ages, Christians were fascinated by stories about saints, who led extraordinary lives full of mystical events and miraculous occurrences. Saints were depicted in manuscripts experiencing revelatory visions and performing wondrous feats such as healing the sick or raising the dead. Even when their tormentors were performing exceptionally brutal acts—shooting them repeatedly with arrows, for example, or violently beheading them—martyr saints were pictured remaining steadfast in their faith. This exhibition, drawn from the Getty Museum’s permanent collection, presents manuscripts that allowed medieval viewers to witness these dramatic narratives and venerate the saints as models of piety.
For more information visit http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/saints/
BBC 4: Byzantium: A Tale of Three Cities
Series in which historian Simon Sebag Montefiore traces the sacred history of Istanbul. Known as the ‘city of the world’s desire’, it’s a place that has been the focus of passion for believers of three different faiths – Paganism, Christianity and Islam – and for nearly 3,000 years its streets have been the battleground for some of the fiercest political and religious conflicts in history.
In three episodes Montefiore charts the rise of Istanbul from pagan trading post to capital of three empires and two religions, becoming not only holy but the most coveted city in the world.
For more information see http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03l2shc
The Center for the Study of Christianity at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship in one of the following areas of study:
– New Testament, Early Christianity, its literature and Jewish context
– Eastern Christianity
– Christianity in Palestine/Eretz-Israel (in all fields and throughout its entire history)
– Jewish-Christian relations
The successful candidate will be awarded for one year (or 6 months), beginning on 1 October 2014, a grant of $2000 per month, travel expenses, and library privileges at the Hebrew University.
The postdoctoral fellow is expected to pursue her/his own research and publications, and to participate in the ongoing academic activities of the CSC. The fellow will be expected to deliver one or two lectures about her/his own research, and to be present in the Hebrew University for the duration of the fellowship. The fellowship requires residence in Jerusalem.
Candidates should have received their Ph.D. degree after 1 July 2001 and before 1 July 2014 at the latest, from an institution other than the Hebrew University.
Applications should include:
– a letter of interest including an indication of the other institutes to which she/he have applied (maximum of 500 words); Curriculum vitae; a list of publications; a research project description (maximum of 1000 words); two letters of recommendation (one from her/his Ph.D. supervisor); an official copy of her/his Ph.D. degree certificate or Ph.D. submission
All application materials must be submitted via the online application form.
Deadline for applications: 1 February 2014. A decision will be announced by April 2014.
Should you have any queries or require further information you may contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org